stephen reber: Activity About Images
stephen reber

Member Since:
June 10th 2008
109 Posts
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Illustrator vector/mask imort and resize issues
by stephen reber 5 months ago
Hey guys... It's been a while since I've been on, and I have a problem I just can't figure out. I have a .jpg image imported and dumped into "comp1". I've dumped that into my main comp. I create a new
Re: Illustrator vector/mask imort and resize issues
by stephen reber 5 months ago
Cassius... Thanks for the reply. Yes, I tried that, the vector still didn't match. What I tried was opening the .jpg in PS as well as the AI file. The .jpg was at 72 dpi, the AI file was open at 300 d
Duplication expression...
by stephen reber 2 years ago
Hello all, Hopefully someone can help me... Is it possible to reproduce a layer using expressions. I'm trying to figure out a way to reproduce and repeat an altered solid layer without using an effect
Re: Duplication expression...
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
Expressions can't duplicate layers. Scripts can, but I'm not sure if that would give you what you need. Dan
Fluids question...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys! This is a simple question that I have yet to find an answer for. It's like everyone assumes that everyone knows so no one bothers with some kind of definition. In fluid effects, what is the
Re: Fluids question...
by Michiel Duvekot 8 years ago
Density is how much stuff you have, Fuel is how reactive the stuff is, and Temperature how much energy there is to ignite the stuff. Did you do the tutorial Learning Resources Tutorials Getting Starte
Help with baking Ambient Occlusion
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey Guys... I just baked my first ambient occlusion using "Bake Batch (mental ray)". The problem I am having is a problem with artifacts in the bake. On some flat surfaces I get like a grey stain, and
Re: Help with baking Ambient Occlusion
by Michiel Duvekot 8 years ago
Increasing the number of Occlusion Rays will reduce the "stain".
Serious aliasing on final render...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys. I just rendered out a small project I've been working on and all the edges have some serious aliasing going on, really jagged and not smooth like usual. The only thing I can think of is that
Re: Serious aliasing on final render...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Thanks for the help Puneet =
Help with Edit Membership tool
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys... I had a post earlier about attaching a lattice to a mesh using the edit membership tool. When I select the lattice, the mesh looks selected like they have been merged, but they have not. W
Adding a lattice...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys... I have a good question. Is there a way to attach a lattice deformer to a mesh, when both the lattice and the mesh are separate Thanks in advance... Stephen =
Re: Adding a lattice...
by Stephen Kershaw 7 years ago
I have created a quick tutorial on how this can be done on my site - http: www.fuse-design.org blog tutorials-cg how-to-maya-add-object-to-lattice-tutorial --------------------------------------------
Extruding Polygon Over Path
by Daniel Gomez 8 years ago
Hi, I've been looking around the internet for something related to the problem I am currently having with extruding a polygon face over a path, as I have seen in a tutorial around. The problem is, whe
Re: Extruding Polygon Over Path
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey Dan = Check out a tutorial I did a while ago... http: www.youtube.com watch v=vk56bjGHhMI Hope it helps... Stephen =
Image sequence / math question...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys, I have an interesting one for ya. I have an image sequence formatted in .tga with an alpha channel, 32 bit, that blinks transparent to opaque. What I'm looking to do is put the numerical val
Re: Image sequence / math question...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey Michiel = Thanks for the help! I will give it a shot. Best... Stephen =
Graphics card advise...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys, I need some help. I have an Nvidia 9800 GT, unfortunately it has no HDMI ports for importing digital media. Can anyone give me thoughts on a good graphics card, preferably equal to or more s
Re: Graphics card advise...
by Jeff Pulera 8 years ago
Hi Stephen, As far as I know, the HDMI port on a graphics display card will be OUTPUT ONLY. If you wish to capture video from an HDMI source, you will need a capture device, such as Black Magic Intens
A little math help...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys... I'm a little stumped here. I am using Math.sin() and want the sine to go from 0 to 1 rather than -1 to 1. What I am confused about is that, from what I understand, by the order of operatio
Re: A little math help...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
EXCELLENT! Thanks Dan =
combining render layers
by Stanley Flomin 8 years ago
Hey guys, I'm running on the new maya and its confusing me on whether its possible to combine 2 render layers. I have just a regular color layer and the other one above it is the ambient occlusion wit
Re: combining render layers
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey Stan... I'm pretty sure you can only combine the images in post (photoshop or after effects). Best... Stephen =
Expressions list...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys... Quick question. Does anyone know where I can find a list of AE expressions, their meanings and if possible, their applications. Thanks in advance... Stephen =
Re: Expressions list...
by Jake Guttormsson 8 years ago
I'd start here, http: help.adobe.com en_US AfterEffects 9.0 WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-79f8a.html it's actually Adobe's Help page, and it contains a glossary of terms and links to forums and
Copying and Pasting Effects
by David Yowell 8 years ago
I am fairly new to After Effects, so please bear with me. I am creating several pics of a screenshot and have added an effect of a reflection of the pic on a second layer so that it looks like the pic
Re: Copying and Pasting Effects
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey Dave, I think I have something that will help. I don't think there's anyway to automate the procedure, but I have come up with something that may simplify the process. OK, create a new comp (720 X
Reverse tracking help...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey guys, I need a little help trouble shooting some reverse tracking. I have my movie stabilizes with rotation and position. I dropped that comp into a new one, have both comps showing, pick-whipped
Re: Reverse tracking help...
by Chris Buttacoli 8 years ago
An easier way to de-stabalize footage is make your stabalized layer a 3d layer, and add a camera to the comp and parent it to the stabalized layer. Simple.
Help with if / else statement
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Ok, I'm just messing around with expressions and just testing some stuff, and am working on simulating gravity. Then I decided that when my object reached the bottom of the screen, it would go back to
Re: Help with if / else statement
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
Are you animating the sliders The problem is that if you're using the sliders to set fixed values, nothing changes from frame to frame, so there's no movement. You need to factor in time to animate th
Help with Math.sin & blinking...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey all, I need a little help. I am trying to create a little more complex version of a blinking object using Math.sin... sec = 2; duration of blink in seconds wave = Math.sin(time * Math.PI sec); if
Re: Help with Math.sin & blinking...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Excellent! Thanks again Dan =
Radnom expressions help...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Hey all. I know this is pretty simple, but I just can't find it in my notes, nor do I remember how. I need to have my "random" expression jump from 0 to 1 with no variation in between. So the value wi
Re: Radnom expressions help...
by ben rollason 8 years ago
random(1) 0.5; will give you a 0 or a 1 randomly on each new frame. If you want more control, try: tSpeed = 1; noise(time*tSpeed) 0; and then adjust the speed variable to make it go faster or slower.
Creating AE plug-ins...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Curious, does anyone know where I can find any info or tutorials, or just generally point me in a direction... as I'm delving more into expressions, I am interested in creating my own plug-ins (eventu
Re: Creating AE plug-ins...
by stephen reber 8 years ago
Excellent! Thanks again for your help Dan =
Same project, different file size...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I have a question rather than a problem. Do to mistakes and glitches, I've rebuilt my DVD project several times. Each time, with the same files and vids. What is getting me is that every tim
Re: Same project, different file size...
by Joe Bowden 9 years ago
Not sure that I understand your question, but I suspect it's due to Encore's automatic transcoding feature, which adjusts the bit rate up or down depending on the amount of free space in the project.
Butons won't align with animation
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I have this problems that's been plaguing me throughout this project, and it's finally time that I nip it in the butt because I am close to building my disc. Here is the problem... I have an
Re: Buttons won't align with animation
by stephen reber 9 years ago
EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for your advice and help Joe! Sorry for being a pain = Thanks-a-billion... Stephen =
SERIOUS Help Needed!!!
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey all, I have a major problem that I need help with. I have a project I need to get out in the morning, but I'm having a problem that I can't troubleshoot. I have an intro animation that is about 2
Re: SERIOUS Help Needed!!!
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey Jeff, thanks for the quick response = I'm using CS3 with XP64. I think I get what you're saying... If my Menu starts at time 1 min, plays to 2 min 30 sec, with loop point that starts at 1 min 30 s
Serious Help Needed!!!
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey all, I have a major problem that I need help with. I have a project I need to get out in the morning, but I'm having a problem that I can't troubleshoot. I have an intro animation that is about 2
Re: Serious Help Needed!!!
by Michael Sacci 9 years ago
If you use a loop point you cannot build any of the menu in DVDSP. You have to use an overlay file. This has always been the case.
Encore skipping an asset
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I have a small problem I need help with. What I am doing is having my opening animation go straight into my main menu which has a background animation. So what I did was create two black men
Compression / asset sizes
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hi guys... I have a small problem I'll hoping y'all can help me with. I am in the process of building my DVD, and everything is fine, just barely under the max space allowed by my DVD. I noticed a mis
Re: Compression / asset sizes
by Joe Bowden 9 years ago
The size of your source files isn't really relevant when authoring a DVD, unless the assets are already DVD-legal, which means they will not be transcoded by Encore. Their duration is relevant. There
Noise during rendering
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I have a small problem. I have some DVD video of a conference that I transfered through Premier Pro, using a Canopus ADV300. The imported video looks good. When I bring it into AE, it looks
Re: Noise during rendering
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey RoRK... Thanks for getting back to me. I am just correcting the lighting and coloring, using brightness contrast and hue saturation, just some simple clean-up work. I'm not using AE lights, sorry
Transfering video
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I need some help. I am transferring various conferences that are on a master DVD's to my computer, so I can use it's clips to make a portfolio for my client. The problem is, that even though
Re: Still a small problem
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Thanks again for the help Hector, I did a little more trouble shooting, and fixed the settings on my transfer device. The problem seems to be when I render from AE to an uncompressed file. So I'm gonn
Changing vocal sex...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys. I have a hard one for ya, and I'm hoping you can help. I am in the process of making a small animation, and only have a budget for one voice actor. But I need voices for both a guy and a gir
Re: Changing vocal sex...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Larry... Thanks-a-billion for the help and advice!! Stephen =
How to split a comp
by stephen reber 9 years ago
OK, I feel really stupid for asking this. I know it's basic knowledge, but I forgot, and can't find anywhere in my notes, or AE keyboard shortcuts. How do you split a comp using a shortcut I'm talking
Re: How to split a comp
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Thanks Joe... it's times like this that I seriously need to consider jumping the window of a highrise LOL Thanks-a-billion =
Render Work Area proble...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys... Just a quick question, when I use the "render work area" feature, is it supposed to render without the sound That's what I get when I render out my work area, I get the video, but no audio
Re: Render Work Area proble...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Thanks Vince... will check it!
Video Capture Help...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey guys, I need some help... I have a Canopus ADVC300 video transfer device and it has been working fine until today. The reason I am posting here, is because the problem might be with Premier, maybe
Re: Video Capture Help...
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Thanks for getting back to me Mike. I never thought of that. The thing is I had a video transfer device by Pinnacle, and it did the same tape just fine... so I'm left scratching my head. Unfortunately
compression and final render
by stephen reber 9 years ago
I have a quick question. I am working on a long project transferring, editing and color correcting some old VHS tapes, before I toss it into Premier and Encore. The problem I am running into is the un
Re: compression and final render
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Still... If I had to kiss a pig, I would rather kiss a pig that has lipstick than one without LOL =)
Video capture help!
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Hey all, I need a tad bit-o' pro help. I am looking to transfer VHS video to DVD, via capturing the video on my rig, de-interlacing it in AE, and doing the final DVD authorizing in Encore. The problem
Re: Video capture help!
by stephen reber 9 years ago
Mike, Thanks for the advice. I have a question, since you suggested the ADS Pyro. I figured the Hauppage wasn't going to work so I got a Pinnacle video transfer device. I got the video to transfer, bu
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